REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD
September 2, 2014

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Public Works and Safety/Utility Board was called to order by President Gary West at 10:04 a.m. All members were present except Mr. Watson. Mr. Prince moved to dispense with the reading of the minutes of August 26, 2014, and accept them as circulated. Mr. West seconded; motion carried.

Bid Opening:
There were no bid openings.

Mayor’s Comments:
Mayor Wood announced a staff meeting would follow today’s Board meeting.

Department Head Reports:
Engineering Director Gary West requested the Board approve a Maintenance Bond from HRP Construction for Wilson Area CSO Consolidation Project in the amount of $343,501.27, and moved for its approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West presented Change Order No. 2 from Selge Construction for Twin Branch Sidewalk Improvement Project to adjust the completion date by seven (7) days due to utility conflicts, and moved for its approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Approval of Claims:
Mr. Prince moved to approve thirteen (13) Claim Dockets for Utilities and Civil City as submitted by City Controller Becky Miller for a total amount of $8,369,836.09. Mr. West seconded; motion carried.

New Business:
Mr. Prince moved to approve a request from Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, 902 E. University Drive, to hold a tent party/fundraiser for the American Heart Association on September 4th and September 5th with live music to end by 11:30 p.m. each evening, subject to normal conditions of approval for public safety. Mr. West seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West moved to approve a request to close the 500 block of Calhoun Street between Mishawaka Avenue and Vine Street for a block party on Saturday, September 13, 2014, from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., subject to normal conditions of approval for public safety. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Old Business:
Utility Board public hearing Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers as requested by Banko Property Management to hear a utility appeal for 216-218 Grove Street.

A request for Notice of Recognition of Encroachment submitted by Bethel College for installation of a directional sign on Lowell Avenue continued under advisement.

Unfinished Business:
There being no additional business brought before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 10:13 a.m.

Gary West – President of the Board of
Public Works and Safety/Utility Board

Kari Myers - Clerk of the Board of
Public Works and Safety/Utility Board

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